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Ten Years Ago Today, Robert Horry Saved the Day

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It’s been a good day to recollect famous Laker buzzer-beaters. After discussing Derek Fisher’s famous fling in the 2004 Western Conference Semi-Finals, it was brought to my attention from Twitter user @ajsturman that today marks the 10-year anniversary of Robert Horry’s buzzer beating three-pointer that sunk the Kings in Game 4 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals.

With the Lakers trailing 2-1 in the series to the Kings, a loss to Sacramento in Game 4 would have put them in a 3-1 hole, all but eliminating their three-peat hopes. But a furious comeback had the Lakers down two with time running out. Missed shots from Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal resulted in Kings’ center Vlade Divac hitting the ball out to Horry, who sank the three as time expired, giving the Lakers the victory.

The Lakers went on to defeat the Kings in seven games, and won their third straight NBA championship just two weeks later.

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  • Avengers

    Its funny there is no mention of game 6 , the kings were up in the series 3-2  and game 6 the league handed the lakers another chance at game 7 . 27 freethrow in the 4th quarter alone , and its a 1 point game and Kobe elbows Bibby and the nose gets called for the foul in the closing secs . Give the kings the credit for winning the western conference . league assistance is not how you want to be remembered . 

    • Pjs11215

      Get over it bro.. U lost.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFNOKYKIAOVGYQRC7QHHQEOJYM Ultra-Humanite

       But the league assisting 10 years later by wrongfully and stupidly naming the Kings the winners wouldn’t be league assistance?  God King’s fans are the most pathetic fucking losers.

  • Ace

    Congratulations to the 2001-2002 Sacramento kings for winning the 2002 western conference finals . It wasnt even close ! Kings are up 3-2 game 6 the refs gave the lakers 27 fts in the 4th quarter alone in a lakers elimination game , and the lakers only won by 4 including a Kobe elbow to bibby face in the closing secs of a 1 point game and the foul goes on the nose of Bibby , How can a nose foul a elbow ? The kings won and we all know it , the corrupt league did a bad job . 

    • Pjs11215

      Cry baby.

      • Huesos138

        Man up and accept what happened ,because right now you sound like a bitch . 

        • Purple and Gold

          We both know exactly what happened. The lakers hung a banner that year. One of 16 I may add. How sad that your franchises lack of success has lead them to the brink of becoming the Anaheim Kings.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFNOKYKIAOVGYQRC7QHHQEOJYM Ultra-Humanite

          That’s too rich.  The one person who is crying like a fucking cunt has the gall to say someone else sounds like a bitch.

    • LA24

      Keep bitchin’ it won’t give them the victory.

  • Huesos138

    I’m a big fan of the Lakers and Kobe, but he has four rings as far as I’m concerned.

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